RootsMagic, the popular genealogical software program, announced the availability of MacBridge for RootsMagic, enabling the program to run on an Apple Macintosh computer without the use of Microsoft Windows. Here is a description of the program:
One of the most common questions we are asked is, “When will RootsMagic run on a Mac?” With today’s release of MacBridge for RootsMagic 6, the answer is“right now”. MacBridge for RootsMagic 6 allows you easily install and run RootsMagic on your Mac in mere minutes with almost no additional setup or configuration.This is a long awaited development and comes at almost the same time as Apple announces new versions of the iPhone and the new iWatch. As a long-time Apple user, I have never quite understood why genealogy software was available so exclusively on Windows computers. But over the past few years, that barrier has almost been erased. I used to maintain a PC Windows computer just for the purpose of running genealogy software and my accounting. Now, I run only accounting software and seldom use the PC. With the advent of online programs, the need to move from one computer to another has also practically disappeared.
MacBridge for RootsMagic is different than other solutions you may be familiar with. For starters, it does not install Windows on your Mac. It also does not create a slow and bulky virtual computer. It runs right on your Mac, using your Mac file system. You can even put the RootsMagic icon on your dock for easy one-click access! So while we are busily working on an actual native Mac version of RootsMagic, MacBridge for RootsMagic 6 gives you the ability to work on a Mac today.
I certainly welcome the entry of RootsMagic into the Apple world and hope that other vendors make the transition soon.